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HISTORY/MISSION

Over twenty-five years ago, when the New Orleans Jewish Day School opened its doors  to twelve kindergarteners eager to learn their aleph bet and their ABCs, the moment was more than a milestone for these children; it represented a landmark event in the life of the New Orleans Jewish community.  A small group of dedicated parents had brought to reality their vision of welcoming all members of the Jewish community, providing academic excellence in a nurturing environment, and bringing to life Jewish values for today’s world.

 

At JCDS we ensure that:

  • Students become inquiring, capable youth who are passionate lifelong learners.

  • Teachers are dedicated to best educational practices.

  • Families are engaged in their children’s academic achievement and holistic development.

  • Ethics and morals of our students are nurtured through commitment to Jewish values.

  • Positive connections to the language, land, culture and people of the State of Israel are created.

  • Children are primed for full participation in our global society.

JCDS Mission Statement

The mission of Jewish Community Day School (JCDS) is to instill a love of learning invigorated by academic excellence. JCDS is grounded in Jewish tradition, fostering spirituality (emunah), dedication to repair our world (tikkun olam), and commitment to the entire Jewish people (k’lal Yisrael). JCDS is a nurturing school where families of all backgrounds are welcomed and children are prepared to be engaged compassionate leaders.